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When The Sniffles Strike During Pregnancy: Cold Meds & Your Questions Answered

By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA The kinds of questions that counselors receive at MotherToBaby over the phone or through live online chat are heavily affected by the season; sunless tanner, sunscreen, allergy medications, and air travel questions in the Spring and Summer, and cold, flu remedy and flu vaccine quesions in […]

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The Smoking Saga & Why This Non-Fiction Addiction Should Be Shelved During Pregnancy

By Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, MotherToBaby CT Teratogen Information Specialist “I know I should quit, but it’s hard…I’ve cut down, though! I know it’s bad for me, but is it really that bad for my baby anyway?” I had heard these words time and time again as a teratogen information specialist and genetic counselor at […]

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IBD, Pregnancy, and The Burning Question: ‘Will My Baby Be O.K.?’

IBD, Pregnancy, and The Burning Question: ‘Will My Baby Be O.K.?’
By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby
Ask your prescribing doctor or the pharmacist about the research on your Crohn’s Disease medication in pregnancy, or call MotherToBaby at our toll-free number 877-311-8972 and ask to speak with a counselor.

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Should I Get The Pertussis Vaccine During Pregnancy?

MotherToBaby expert, Sonia Alvarado, answers top questions surrounding whooping cough and the pertussis vaccine during pregnancy. For a personalized risk assessment, call MotherToBaby toll-FREE at 866-626-6847. MotherToBaby is a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).

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The Science Of Pumping And Dumping: Are Medications And Breast Milk Compatible?

By Pat Olney, MS, CGC, Pregnancy Risk Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia One day in early June I received a frantic call from a woman who had first called Georgia’s Poison Control Center worried about the agent used to treat her varicose veins. She thought that she did the right thing by postponing her treatment until after […]

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  • "When I called MotherToBaby looking for information on medication to use during pregnancy, I was pleasantly surprised to speak with someone who relayed her information with kindness, wisdom, and validation for my concerns as opposed to mechanically dispensing facts. Chris was supportive and patient as she walked me through each question and concern, no matter how seemingly trivial. I am truly blessed to have spoken with such a compassionate and knowledgeable counselor and will certainly be calling again with any other questions that may arise. Thank you Chris and MotherToBaby!" - Julianne from AZ
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